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Fennel seeds vs. Oregano — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Fennel seeds and Oregano

  • Fennel seeds are higher in Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1, yet Oregano is higher in Iron, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Oregano covers your daily Iron needs 228% more than Fennel seeds.
  • Fennel seeds contain 9 times more Vitamin C than Oregano. While Fennel seeds contain 21mg of Vitamin C, Oregano contains only 2.3mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, fennel seed and Spices, oregano, dried.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +42.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +229.1%
Contains more Potassium +34.4%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Copper +68.6%
Contains more Manganese +30.9%
Contains more Calcium +33.5%
Contains more Iron +98.5%
Contains less Sodium -71.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 359% 696% 275% 209% 150% 12% 101% 356% 853% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212% 651% 25%
Contains more Magnesium +42.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +229.1%
Contains more Potassium +34.4%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Copper +68.6%
Contains more Manganese +30.9%
Contains more Calcium +33.5%
Contains more Iron +98.5%
Contains less Sodium -71.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin C +813%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +49.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 70% 102% 82% 114% 0% 109% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 103% 366% 0% 8% 45% 122% 87% 56% 241% 178% 0% 18% 1555%
Contains more Vitamin C +813%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +49.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +75.6%
Contains more Fats +247.4%
Contains more Carbs +31.8%
Contains more Water +12.7%
Equal in Other - 7.87
16% 15% 52% 9% 8%
Protein: 15.8 g
Fats: 14.87 g
Carbs: 52.29 g
Water: 8.81 g
Other: 8.23 g
9% 4% 69% 10% 8%
Protein: 9 g
Fats: 4.28 g
Carbs: 68.92 g
Water: 9.93 g
Other: 7.87 g
Contains more Protein +75.6%
Contains more Fats +247.4%
Contains more Carbs +31.8%
Contains more Water +12.7%
Equal in Other - 7.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1284.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.4%
4% 82% 14%
Saturated Fat: 0.48 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.91 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.69 g
43% 20% 38%
Saturated Fat: 1.551 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.716 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.369 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1284.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Fennel seeds Oregano
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel seeds Oregano Opinion
Net carbs 12.49g 26.42g Oregano
Protein 15.8g 9g Fennel seeds
Fats 14.87g 4.28g Fennel seeds
Carbs 52.29g 68.92g Oregano
Calories 345kcal 265kcal Fennel seeds
Fructose 1.13g Oregano
Sugar 4.09g Fennel seeds
Fiber 39.8g 42.5g Oregano
Calcium 1196mg 1597mg Oregano
Iron 18.54mg 36.8mg Oregano
Magnesium 385mg 270mg Fennel seeds
Phosphorus 487mg 148mg Fennel seeds
Potassium 1694mg 1260mg Fennel seeds
Sodium 88mg 25mg Oregano
Zinc 3.7mg 2.69mg Fennel seeds
Copper 1.067mg 0.633mg Fennel seeds
Manganese 6.533mg 4.99mg Fennel seeds
Selenium 4.5µg Oregano
Vitamin A 135IU 1701IU Oregano
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 85µg Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26mg Oregano
Vitamin C 21mg 2.3mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B1 0.408mg 0.177mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B2 0.353mg 0.528mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 6.05mg 4.64mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B5 0.921mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 0.47mg 1.044mg Oregano
Folate 237µg Oregano
Choline 32.3mg Oregano
Vitamin K 621.7µg Oregano
Tryptophan 0.253mg 0.203mg Fennel seeds
Threonine 0.602mg 0.322mg Fennel seeds
Isoleucine 0.695mg 0.441mg Fennel seeds
Leucine 0.996mg 0.78mg Fennel seeds
Lysine 0.758mg 0.5mg Fennel seeds
Methionine 0.301mg 0.127mg Fennel seeds
Phenylalanine 0.647mg 0.449mg Fennel seeds
Valine 0.915mg 0.585mg Fennel seeds
Histidine 0.331mg 0.144mg Fennel seeds
Saturated Fat 0.48g 1.551g Fennel seeds
Monounsaturated Fat 9.91g 0.716g Fennel seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 1.69g 1.369g Fennel seeds
Omega-3 - ALA 0.621g Oregano

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel seeds Oregano
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Fennel seeds
213%
Oregano
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
301%
Fennel seeds
319%
Oregano

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Oregano
Oregano contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.071g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is cheaper (difference - $4.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fennel seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171323/nutrients
  2. Oregano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171328/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.